Monday 27th July guest poets Zarina Zabrisky and Simon Rogghe

The theme is The Harsh Light of Day.poetic justice

Zarina Zabrisky and Simon Rogghe write merging voices and genres and travel around the US and Europe, performing poetry to music, blending choreography and visual arts to create literary theater shows. Their first book of collaborative poetry, Green Lions (Numina Press), was called “a hugely multifaceted, multigenred piece of art” and a manual for transformation” by critics in the US and UK.

Simon Rogghe is a poet and fiction writer. He was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Belgium, where he got his MA in Philosophy. A polyglot, he speaks English, French, Dutch, German, and Italian. After traveling in the US and Europe, competing at horse shows as a professional rider, he found a home in the San Francisco Bay Area. When not working on his PhD in French literature, he also translates French surrealism as well as contemporary fiction. His work is published in over 30 literary journals. He is the co-author of Green Lions (Numina Press).

Zarina Zabrisky is the author of three short story collections, including EXPLOSION (forthcoming in 2015), a novel We, Monsters (Numina Press) and Green Lions, co-authored with Simon Rogghe. Zabrisky moved to San Francisco from Moscow to escape the aftermath of a collapsing communist empire. She wrote traveling around the world as a street artist, oilfield translator, and a kickboxing instructor, and started to publish her work in 2011. Since then, Zabrisky’s work appeared in over thirty literary magazines and anthologies in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong and Nepal. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a recipient of 2013 Acker Award for Achievement in The Avant Garde. She is a co-founder of The Arts Resistance (

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